Upgraded software, computer parts boost PC performance

As PCs age, it becomes more important for owners to ensure that their hardware is able to function appropriately and keep up with computing demands. PC performance capabilities often influence users’ buying decisions, but clutter and programs on the machine can dramatically slow down speeds and negatively affect the user experience. One approach to this problem would be to replace specific parts that are used regularly but are unable to keep up with emerging innovations and needs. Another could be to use software in order to create a cleaner internal environment. These solutions can help users make their computer faster without having to invest in completely new hardware.

PCs remain a top component of both office and home computing systems. However, technology is quickly changing, making several parts in three-year-old equipment virtually obsolete. According to Lifehacker, users should look into RAM, hard drive and video card upgrades for their PCs – taking into account the future demands that will likely be placed on these system components. Replacing these parts can significantly help speed up computer functions, but owners must still look out for potential bottlenecks. Understanding the individual PC’s needs and potential sources of performance issues can lead users to make smart investment decisions. For example, upgrading RAM may have no effect if the hard drive is cluttered or outdated. Users must consider what components function together and what resources will be used the most often.

“If you upgrade your video card but your processor is still old and slow, games aren’t going to magically run everything at high settings,” according to the source. “They may run better, but they’ll still probably slow down when you have a lot of things happening on screen—since it’s the processor that regulates that, not the video card.”

Easy clean up tricks continue to change
Common computer fixes and best practices change as PC technology and user needs evolve. Slow computer performance was once mitigated by upgrading RAM – while this can still help, it isn’t as effective as it used to be. As these repairs go out of style, users must do research to ensure they are using the best practices in taking care of their PC. MakeUseOf contributor Christian Cawley noted that disk defragmentation, virus mitigation and removal of permanent temporary files are more likely to help boost computer speed in the modern technological environment. Software can easily aid in these tasks and ensure that users can continue to get the most out of their PC.

System Mechanic relies on over 16 years of in-house engineering research to develop ever-evolving solutions to built-in Windows flaws that can accumulate over time, including slow program access, decline in RAM, slow boot time, bloatware, decreased web speed, registry errors, fragmented hard drive and more. System Mechanic cleans and stabilizes your operating system, and then unleashes PCs from “average” mode by auto-tuning processor, memory, hard drive and Internet settings for maximum speed and power.

For viruses and malware especially, the software use must be consistent in order to deter threats and respond quickly. ”You can deal with malicious software by ensuring that your computer is fully equipped with anti-virus and anti-malware tools that run regularly,” Cawley wrote. “Removal of malware and viruses could prove difficult, however, if you don’t have these tools installed.”

System Mechanic Pro offers all the optimization tools in System Mechanic, plus advanced antivirus/anti-malware protection. The antivirus software built into System Mechanic Pro has been evolving and refining its advanced heuristics for nearly two decades. System Mechanic Pro is an antivirus/anti-malware solution that regularly and automatically updates to catch the latest threat definitions, maintaining an ever-expanding roster of specific malware signatures and suspicious behaviors to help keep your PC secure.

With the help of the right all-in-one PC utility, you can hope to dramatically extend your machine’s lifecycle.

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Upgraded software, computer parts boost PC performance